Sunday, June 29, 2008
The Mad Tea Party is still going on all weekend as alot of us party goers are still trying to visit everyone on the long list...so click on the link in the next post if you haven't been to the party yet.
I had a few partygoers ask about the photos I used at my party....the Alice and Cheshire Cat is from the 3-D Video game called American McGee's Alice.
The second one is one I had saved years ago in hopes of making a wild rabbit doll with similar eyes. I did about 3 hours of research this morning and I could find nothing about it...I believe it is a childs book and the illustrator is chinese.
Here's another I just had to share...and a little trivia..lol!
Did you know that the fictional character; The Mad Hatter encountered in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is based on a real person... or, more specifically,real people?
Hatters (people who made hats) in the 1800's often used mercury to cure felt. They would breathe these fumes (unintentionally) and, over time, the mercury would build up in their system. This, in turn, caused neurological damage and muscular tremors. Eventually they would develop confused speech and even hallucinations and psychotic symptoms. No one really knew mercury was toxic at these times so people just saw this odd trend of hat makers going insane.
The expression "Mad as a Hatter" was a term in use 30 years before Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland.
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